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Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing, St James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8

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Home FIRsT are a Specialist Older Persons Team based in the Emergency Department, in St James's Hospital, Dublin.

The team consists of a cANP for Older Persons, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Senior Medical Social Worker.

The team's aim is to promote admission avoidance and facilitate the safe discharge of older people who would otherwise require hospitalisation. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment begins in the Emergency Department with specialist nursing, functional, cognitive and social needs assessments.

Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing proudly presents a Home FIRsT Workshop.

This workshop aims to:

1. Enable a multidisciplinary clinical audience to develop their knowledge on whole systems approach to older persons care and understanding and manage frailty syndromes in the emergency, acute and community settings

2. Strengthen the links between professionals in the community and hospital working with older people and allow for continued communication pathways/networks to be developed going forward.

The learning objectives for the event are to:

  • Bring professionals from the hospital and the community setting together to create a space to share experiences and consider models which support best practice principles for integrated older persons services.

  • Gain information about Home FIRsT: A specialist older persons team based in the Emergency Department.

  • Learn about the clinical role of each member of the interdisciplinary team in assessing and intervening with this frail older population.


Speakers include:

Professor Conal Cunningham, Clinical Director, Medicine for the Older person Directorate, St James's Hospital, Dublin

Home FIRsT Team, Emergency Department, St James's Hospital, Dublin

Ms. Aoibheann Mc Morrow, Dietitian, Care of the Older Person

Suitable for Registered Nurses, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Social workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Dietitians and all other Allied Health Professionals.


This event is awaiting Category 1 approval with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.


This event will be held in the 1st floor seminar rooms, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.


This event is free to Registered Nurses, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Social workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Dietitians and all other Allied Health Professionals.


Light refreshements will be provided.


Course times:

9th March 2018 09.00 to 12.45 Registration from 8.30am

Download programme here


Organisers:

Aoife Dillon, Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Older Persons

Lucinda Edge, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Older Persons

Sinead Flynn, Senior Medical Social Worker

Íde O’Shaughnessy, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in Older Persons


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Travelling from within Ireland

St James’s Hospital is easily accessed by using the 40, 13 and 123 Dublin Bus Service www.dublinbus.ie

The Luas Red Line ‘James’ stop stops within the St James's Hospital grounds. St James's Hospital is easily accessible from Heuston Train Station, Connolly Train Station and Busáras on the Red Line Luas. For more information please visit https://www.luas.ie/luas-red-line-stops/

Limited public paid car parking is available on the hospital grounds http://www.stjames.ie/Patients/Gettinghere/Parkingfacilites/


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Cora O'Connor, MISA Education and Training Coordinator by email: coroconnor@stjames.ie or Telephone +353 1 428 4224

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